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Still Hobbling About

Hey, all. I’m still on crutches. Feeling better but still having a lot of pain at night. It’s screwing with my sleep schedule to the point where sometimes I don’t sleep at all. I have another doctor appointment next week to check on my healing. At my last appointment he told me I might be skating again by summer but probably not “competitively,” meaning probably no contact. I guess we’ll see how it goes. It feels like forever.

I’ve been working at home and taking it easy. Every few days I kind of go insane and have a little bit of a breakdown. I can’t really go anywhere unless I’m with someone else, or unless I go somewhere where I can park right in front of the building and I don’t have to carry anything in or out. Which limits my options tremendously. Feeling helpless is not something I do well.

Last week I hauled my broken body to an open scrimmage at our rink so I could be social and enjoy some derby. It was really nice to see everyone and I love watching the game, but it was also bittersweet. I wanted so badly to be out there playing, even though there were so many talented women there, they would have kicked my ass! I don’t care, I just want to be part of it. But just watching helps me learn, and I was able to answer some questions for some newer girls who were also on the sidelines.

My parents are doing so much for me, it’s ridiculous. There’s no way to thank them enough. And Long Legs is my little buddy now that I’m home constantly. We have a routine and we hang, and his little heart will break once I am able to go back to the office, I fear.

Not much else is new, obviously. Since I’m home ALL THE TIME, I’ve been working my way through good old Melrose Place on Netflix. Wow, I forgot what a shitshow it turned into in the later seasons. Yikes. I may have to jump ship soon and move on to American Horror Story Season 1.

Oh! Here is my roller derby photo for 2013:

photo credit NUVOphoto

Might as well have fun with it, right? I hope I’m not coming across as too whiny. I’m thankful I didn’t need surgery, I’m thankful my injury wasn’t worse. And hey — my headaches are way better since I started taking magnesium supplements! I guess the universe likes to keep me balanced, ha ha.

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